Sarah McKenzie

Crushed by newcomers


In an area booming with new housing plans, a venerable North Loop car parts merchant is feeling squeezed

Howard Chanen sometimes speaks in car metaphors. Of his job, he said,

"It's just a vehicle to make a living at." It's a natural habit, given that the

53-year-old owner of Northern Auto Parts has worked with car parts since he was 10.


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